Hi Stephen P. King The machine or program that made the calculation doesn't have to be real, it's purely an a priori, a given.
Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 11/7/2012 "Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: Stephen P. King Receiver: everything-list Time: 2012-11-07, 10:35:45 Subject: Re: Detecting Causality in Complex Ecosystems On 11/7/2012 9:24 AM, Roger Clough wrote: I don't know (nor do I suspect that Leibniz knew) how one could calculate such a universe in perfect harmony in advance, but there's no need for that. It is simply an assumption, and looking out on the universe, I see no disharmony-- it all works just fine. Dear Roger, Please think deeply about what exactly it means to "calculate such a universe in perfect harmony". It only makes sense to me that such a calculation is equivalent to solving a NP-Hard problem with an infinity of variables. I agree that we do seem to observe a harmonious universe, but only if we do not look too closely. When we look closely, we do see a disharmony: Observations of violation of Bell's Theorem. -- Onward! Stephen -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.